A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 80 kilometers (50 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:05:10 / 3:05 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -174.1139° West, -15.2998° South, depth 35 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000ca82. Id of event: us7000ca82. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 29/10/20 / 2020-10-29 03:05:10 / October 29, 2020 @ 3:05 am.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hihifo. Country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop). The epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days seventy-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 80 km NNW of Hihifo, Tonga. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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